On Mondays, Rogan’s List features a listing of proposed rule and regulation changes that are currently accepting public comment. Commenting is the way to show government agencies how we feel about these proposed changes. Our comments also become part of a record that will be reviewed by courts if and when a reg change is contested. Courts use comments to judge whether an agency is acting arbitrarily and capriciously.
Section I - ICE, DHS, DOL, NLRB
Section II - everything environmental - EPA, BLM, DOE
Section III - Civil rights, housing, education, healthcare
Other: More on regulations (tracking the trackers/general information)
(Note: After a couple of weeks items are moved from “Recent” and “Closing soon” into the Roman numeral sections. A note on regulatory processes: there are three stages - Notice, Proposed Rule, and Rule. There’s usually a time lag of a few months to a few years between them, and they must be published in the Federal Register before appearing on Regulations.gov. Comment time varies from 10 days to 2 months, sometimes with extensions.)
This week's list - new: 10,000 Federal employees tested positive for coronavirus: Bureau of Land Management rush on lease sales *under EPA enviro section); EPA refusal to regulate particulate matter; EPA refusal to regulate neurotoxin methyl bromide; and Proposed Rule on HHS OIG - interesting in light of the fact that Trump fired the Inspector General for HHS this week for identifying critical medical shortages. And under closing soon, Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science comment period was extended, enough time for their own Science Advisory Board to criticize the proposal. Strange times. https://drive.google.com/open?id=14Z-ICSg9oLNyoVAZfR_YQxuNb348rf5y